February 2022

Say hello to our latest addition - This & That Gifts, offering an eclectic array of gifts homewares clothing and accessories, with a focus on natural products and fragrances to stimulate your senses. You are sure to find something you like! Find them at the front of the Arcade beside MJ Clothing, in the old Finders Keepers Gifts & Fabric store.

December 2021

Just in time for Christmas, we welcome MJ Clothing to the Finder Keepers fashion shop in the front centre of the Arcade. MJ Clothing have been producing their own fashion for several years and have now opened this store to be more accessible to their customers. It's great to have MJ Clothing in the Arcade!

November 2021

After over 8 years in the Gifts and Fabrics store and studio, and almost 7 years in the Fashion store, we say goodbye to Finders Keepers as they prepare to open their brand new store in the old Westpac Bank building next door. Thank you ladies, and all your past staff and helpers, for keeping the front of the Arcade looking so good over all this time! Muswellbrook is extremely lucky to have such a beautiful store with such helpful and friendly service in town. Central Arcade wishes you all the best in the new shop. It's been a long time coming!

November 2021

Vicki's Travel Partners store has now become The Hunter in a Basket, offering gift hampers and boxes of Hunter produce. Welcome to The Hunter in a Basket!

September 2021

After weathering the storms of COVID for almost two years, sadly Vicki Collins at Travel Partners Muswellbrook has decided to close her store and get a regular job with a steadier income. It's been an exceptionally tough time for the travel industry and Vicki has tried her best to keep going through the COVID lockdowns. We wish her the best for the future.

May 2021

Beauty Co Muswellbrook is again increasing its services to clients and has expanded into a third shop in Central Arcade. Ebbonie and the team can now also be found in the old Caitoria Style shop.

March 2021

After nine years in Central Arcade, we are sad to announce that Renee, Leslee, Tori and Georgia from Caitoria Style have moved to a bigger salon at 1/36 Brook Street. This was previously Allure Hair and Beauty, behind ANZ bank. Renee and team look forward to seeing their lovely clients at this new location! They can be contacted on Facebook and the same number and booking system as before - 6541 5541 and here.

Best wishes from everyone at Central Arcade!

December 2020

Louise at Hunter Valley Mediation has taken the tough decision to close her business for for health and COVID reasons. Central Arcade is sorry to see Louise go and wishes her all the best.

Louise posted: 'Whilst I am so sad to be leaving a job that never felt like work to me, I am incredibly grateful to have been trusted by 100’s of families in the last 4.5 years in my private practice.'

October 2020

Christine's Asian Gourmet has well and truly outgrown its shop in Central Arcade. Christine has moved to a new larger premises at the T-intersection of Maitland Road (New England Highway) and Denman Road (Sydney Street). We wish Christine all the best at this new location.


Beauty Co Muswellbrook is increasing its range of treatments and is now also operating from Shop 16 (opposite their original shop). Check out all that is on offer at Beauty Co Muswellbrook. https://beautycomuswellbrook.com.au/

August 2020

Hoffman & Associates have cemented their position in Shop 3 at the front of Central Arcade. Hunter Valley Mediation is still available by appointment in the same location.

JULY 2020

Central Arcade is very pleased to welcome Vicki Collins Travel Partners back to the Arcade. You may remember Vicki as Vicki Spours, before she moved to Muswellbrook Fair. Vicki has been busy fitting out her office while things are quiet, but will be ready and waiting for travel to restart. For now she can help you with emergency travel needs! Welcome back Vicki!

JUNE 2020

Ben Hoffman & Associates, your local advocates in family law, criminal law, traffic law and legal aid are joining Hunter Valley Mediation in Shop 3 on Bridge Street. Now you can get your legal services and mediation in one location! Welcome Ben!

APRIL 2020

COVID has struck and beauty stores have been forced to close for now. Amanda and Dani have decided to sell LaBella to Ebbonie at Beauty Co Muswellbrook. Ebbonie has been in the beauty industry since 2014 and has previously had a store in Muswellbrook. She will be selling some products and will reopen as soon as she is allowed! Welcome Ebbonie! 


All Areas Speech Pathology (AASP) unfortunately have decided to close their Muswellbrook office. The good news is that Louise at Hunter Valley Mediation will be expanding into the front shop. Congratulations Louise!

October 2019

Early Links Inclusion Support Services has outgrown it's space in Shop 16 and has now moved to 77-85 Bridge St, Muswellbrook. Their services can now be accessed from that location.

July 2019

We are pleased to announce that Central Arcade has a new barber! This continues a tradition of a barber in the Arcade going back over 40 years. Mark has decided to take a break from barbering and we wish him well for the future. 

November 2018

Kasha has a new owner! Please welcome Jenn to the Arcade. Kasha has the same great home cooked food and cakes, and coffee that you have come to expect!

July 2018

Central Arcade welcomes Hunter Valley Mediation to the Arcade. Louise offers a wide range of mediation and dispute resolution services including those relating to Family, Workplace and Wills & Estates. She is now also offering relationship, business and individual coaching. Welcome Louise!

November 2017

Vicki's Travel will be changing to itravel Muswellbrook and will be located at Muswellbrook Fair. We wish Vicki the best of luck as her business expands!

October 2017

Central Arcade welcomes All Areas Speech Pathology (AASP) to the front of the Arcade, opposite Finders Keepers in the old Premium Real Estate shop. AASP provide Family Centred and Education Focused Speech Pathology Services for people of all ages, from babies through to children, adolescents and adults. Services include: speech and language assessments, speech therapy, swallowing assessments, voice therapy, speech and language screenings, hearing screenings and ear health checks, and can be delivered in clinic or mobile.

September 2017

Central Arcade says goodbye to premium Real Estate Services this month after eight years in the Arcade. Sheree and her team are having a well-earned break. For queries regarding Premium Real Estate rentals and sales please contact Raine & Horne Muswellbrook.

May 2017

Mark Wellham

Central Arcade welcomes new barber Mark Wellham to the Arcade. Mark takes over from Garry and continues a tradition of a barber in the Arcade going back over 40 years.

Mark has a wealth of experience and caters for families and individuals alike, and can do both popular and traditional cuts.

Come in and see Mark now!

February 2017

Garry Cummins retired this month after 25 years at his barber shop in the back of the Arcade.

Garry was the longest existing tenant in the Arcade prior to retirement and will be sadly missed. He is missing his customers and the other shopkeepers as well, but the aches and pains of barbering have taken their toll.

Farewell and best wishes Garry!

October 2016

Central Arcade welcomes Vicki's Travel to Shop 18 opposite Kasha Coffee Lounge. Vicki Spours has over 10 years experience as a travel agent and manager at Flight Centre in various locations. Let Vicki take care of all your travel needs.

August 2016

Kasha Coffee Lounge has a new owner, Amanda Barndon. Amanda and her staff have retained your old Kasha favourites, as well as introduced some new ones. Make sure you try the great coffee and the BLAT!

June 2016

Central Arcade welcomes Early Links Inclusion Support Service. Early Links has been offering high quality early childhood intervention services in the Hunter region since 1988. Its program supports children, birth to 8, with a developmental delay, disability or who are at risk of developing a developmental delay. Support is offered in the home, school and community settings. 

May 2016

Hugh Walker of Hugh Walker Designs has moved to Denman and will be operating his business from there. We wish Hugh all the best for the future.

April 2016

Central Arcade welcomes Christine's Asian Gourmet to Shop 17 opposite Caitoria Style. Christine stocks a range of dry, tinned, frozen and fresh Asian foods that are not available from major supermarkets. Christine's Asian Grocery has quickly become one of the busiest shops in Central Arcade!

December 2015

Central Arcade celebrated its 60th anniversary with nibbles, cake and drinks as well as guessing competition & prizes at 2pm on Saturday 12 December, followed by a dinner to farewell Veronica Passlow. Central Arcade opened in August 1955. For more information visit the About Us page.

Article from the Muswellbrook Chronicle: Central Arcade Toasts 60 Years

Image bottom left: Some of the current tenants at Muswellbrook's Central Arcade in its 60th year. Image courtesy of Muswellbrook Chronicle.
Image bottom right: Recently retired and and one of the longest-serving Central Arcade tenants Veronica Paslow. Image courtesy of Muswellbrook Chronicle.

November 2015

The Central Arcade farewells Veronica Passlow this month, after 22 years in the Fabric Gallery and 27 in the Arcade. We wish her very well in what is sure to be a busy retirement!

October 2015

Daria Smailes Therapy has moved, but not far - just to a quieter shop at the very back of the Arcade opposite Garry Cummins barber.

September 2015

Kasha Coffee Lounge has a new owner and new decor! Come in for the old Kasha favourites and some delicious new meals and snacks as well!

August 2015

The Central Arcade is 60 this month! We were first opened in August 1955. Celebration to come later in the year!

May 2015

The Arcade welcomes Hugh Walker architectural designs to the rear of the Arcade. You can see from his shop fitting that Hugh has great taste.

April 2015

Dees Gifts has moved to the Piazza Cinema, giving greater exposure on the main street and a bigger display area. Central Arcade wishes Dee every success in her new shop.

The Central Arcade is proud to again be a finalist in the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry business Awards.

March 2015

The Central Arcade welcomes Finders Keepers Boutique to Bridge Street. You will find the same style and flair as you would expect from Finders Keepers Gifts & Fabric.

January 2015

Judy Cook retired this month after running Fine and Dandy for many years in the Central Arcade, and longer at other locations in Muswellbrook. The Arcade wishes Judy a very happy retirement.

A new ladies boutique will open in the same shop on 1 March. Watch this space!

December 2014

The Arcade brings back late night shopping for one night, Thursday 4 December. Most shops will be open and have specials for the night. Listen out for our adds on Power FM and site broadcast on the day.

October - November 2014

Enter the Muswellbrook Chronicle puzzle competition each week for your chance to win a $50 voucher to spend at participating shops in the Central Arcade.

September 2014

Kasha Coffee Lounge has reopened after major refurbishments following the storm damage on Anzac Day. The daily lunch and cake specials and great coffee are back!

April 2014

The Central Arcade was a finalist in the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muswellbrook Business Awards - Retail Category for 2013. The award was taken out by Arcade business 'Finders Keepers', capping off an amazing 6 months. Congratulations Karen & Susan!

The Arcade sustained some water damage during the major storm in the early hours of Anzac Day morning. Kasha Coffee Lounge will be closed for repairs for some time. All other businesses should be trading again from Monday.

December 2013

Have you heard our Christmas radio adds on Power FM? Listen out for our live broadcast.

The Central Arcade is sad to announce that Lea Cousins has passed away after a short illness. Lea took a great deal of interest and pride in the Arcade and in Muswellbrook generally over many years, and will be greatly missed.

November 2013

De-Anne Douglas (Dee's Gifts) has opened a second shop at the back of the Central Arcade. Dee now has an even bigger range of gifts and furniture for sale. You'll find a gift for anyone here!

October 2013

Finders Keepers Studio has opened at the very back of the Arcade. You can now do a variety of sewing and craftwork courses, including some evening classes. Enquire at Finders Keepers for details.

June 2013

The Central Arcade welcomes well known locals Karen Beckingham and Susan Drayton as 'Finders Keepers' Fabric and Giftware to the front of the Arcade. The new shop looks amazing and has a beautiful range of gifts and fabric.

May 2013

The Fabric Gallery (Veronica Passlow) is downsizing to a smaller shop in the back of the Arcade after 28 years on Bridge Street, the last 20 of which were run by Veronica. The Arcade is pleased that Veronica will continue to serve its customers from a smaller shop.

April 2013

The Central Arcade is proud to have won the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muswellbrook Business Awards - Retail Category for 2012. The Award is testimony to the hard work done my management and shop owners. Come down and see what the Central Arcade has to offer!

The Arcade sustained some water damage during the major storm in the early hours of Anzac Day morning. Kasha Coffee Lounge will be closed for repairs for some time. All other businesses should be trading again from Monday.

October 2012

Central Arcade welcomes Daria Toomey - Bowen Therapy Muswellbrook to Shop 18. Daria has provided Bowen Therapy in Muswellbrook for a number of years and has recently moved to the Central Arcade. She can be contacted on 0419 140 287 for appointments.

April 2012

The Central Arcade is proud to be a finalist in the retail category of the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Business Awards 2011.

February 2012

We welcome Caitoria Style - Renee Johnson Hair Stylist to the Central Arcade. Come and see Renee's bright new shop!

December 2011

Have you seen our promotion in the Chronicle on 9th December? We are offering $10 discounts and other promotions at most stores through to end January 2012.

July 2011

Central Arcade welcomes three new tenants to the Arcade: Charizma Fashion, offering the latest in ladies fashion and accessories; Photography by Louise, the Arcade's own photographer; and Book 'N' Things providing second hand books.

June 2011

Central Arcade welcomes La Bella Salon - Julie Clifton Beauty.

August 2010

Have you heard our adds on Power FM and 2NM, or seen our adds in the Chronicle? While the footpath work is being done, we are still open and are going all-out to attract your business! Access to the Arcade is always available.

April 2010

The Central Arcade now has an alarm system throughout, with back to base monitoring. Intruders, you have been warned!!

February 2010

Central Arcade welcomes Central Therapy Muswellbrook to the centre. Central Therapy Muswellbrook is at the back of the Arcade, next to Garry Cummins Old Barber Shop. It is run by two well known locals, Tim Bowditch and Belinda Rousell. Appointments can be made with Tim on 0438 425 802 or with Belinda on 0428 834 009.

December 2009

The Central Arcade wishes its customers, tenants and suppliers a very Happy Christmas and a successful new year.

The Central Arcade's awning on Bridge Street has just been restored and repainted. Materials from local businesses were used to complete this work. The Central Arcade would like to thank Muswellbrook Shire Council for working to improve the appearance of the Muswellbrook CBD by contributing funding to exterior painting of premises in Bridge Street.

October 2009

We welcome JB Menswear and suit hire to the Arcade. JB Menswear is run by Jeff Brind who has 26 years experience in local retail. Jeff worked previously at Fosseys, Target and Serhans, and most recently managed Go-Lo’s Muswellbrook store. Jeff stocks all the latest surfwear, casual wear and formal wear and offers suits for hire for that special occasion.

September 2009

Welcome to our new website developed by Total e Solutions of Scone.

You can find out where we are, view information on all of our shops and see what we have been up to!

July 2009

We extend a warm welcome to Sheree Mepham and Muswellbrook Property Services. Sheree has worked in real estate for a number of years now, is well known in the local area and is very keen and enthusiastic to work hard for her clients.

See www.premiumrealestateservices.com.au or phone (02) 6541 0555.

Sheree has taken over from Sharon Jurd who established the first real estate agent in the Central Arcade as Century 21 and worked very hard in the business for five years. During this time, Sharon won the highly prestigious Century 21 ‘Centurian’ award for being in the top 1% of sales agents worldwide in both 2007 and 2008! Sharon is taking a well-earned break and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

June 2009

The Central Arcade floor was repainted this month, giving the Arcade a much fresher appearance. We’d love you to come in and have a look!